Yes. Every undergraduate student enrolling in classes for the first time at NEVADA is required to attend ORIENTATION. At orientation you will familiarize yourself with NEVADA, meet faculty, staff and students, and gain valuable information to ease your transition to college.
No. Graduate students are not required to attend the ORIENTATION program. The Graduate School coordinates orientation for graduate students. Please contact the Graduate School to find out what is required of you before you begin your NEVADA graduate program.
Parents and guardians are not required to attend ORIENTATION. The Parent Orientation Program is optional but highly recommended for the parents of all first time college freshmen.
If you are unable to attend one of the ORIENTATION sessions, contact the Office of New Student Initiatives at (775) 784-4306 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will determine if the situation qualifies for an exception or alternative program and refer you to the steps you need to take if you are not attending ORIENTATION.
Yes. ORIENTATION is your first official experience as a University of Nevada student and all new students are required to attend. At ORIENTATION you will learn the essentials of being a student from student life to academic requirements. You will become a member of the Wolf Pack community and get to know campus inside and out. Additionally, it is the first opportunity you will have to change your class schedule. As a new student to the University, ORIENTATION is a must for a successful transition.
ORIENTATION is designed for new students. There is a Parent Orientation which is designed specifically for parents and guardians.
In order to sign up for ORIENTATION, students need to have:
If you are receiving and error message when attempting to Sign Up:
If you are having trouble using the Online Registration System, you should call the Office of New Student Initiatives at (775) 784-4306. Please be ready to explain the problem you have encountered so we may assist you more effectively.
You should register for ORIENTATION as soon as possible. Registering as soon as possible will help ensure that you can select the program date that works best for you.
In order to change your session date, you can access your registration account from the sign up page. Each session is closed 10 days prior, at which time we cannot make changes to the selected session. If you have problems please contact the New Student Initiatives Office at (775) 784-4306. You'll want to contact us as soon as possible; the longer you wait increases the possibility that your desired ORIENTATION session will be full.
No, once a session has reached capacity, we are unable to accommodate additional students. It is for this reason that we encourage you to sign up for your ORIENTATION session as soon as you can.
Our ORIENTATION registration process does not include wait lists for filled Orientation sessions. However, there are many students who reschedule their Orientation session, and as a result, space often becomes available in previously filled sessions. You may log in to your reservation to view a real-time list of open sessions.
Parent and Student ORIENTATION programs are separate. However, parents and students will have the opportunity to connect at various times during ORIENTATION.
The two day program begins at check in from 8-9:15 a.m. on day one, with the first session starting at 9:30 a.m. Students are scheduled to stay in a campus residence hall, as the Day 1 program elements are scheduled through 11 p.m. Parents may also stay in a residence hall for an additional fee, and the parent Day 1 schedule concludes about 8:30 p.m. Day 2 for both students and parents starts at 7 a.m. and concludes at approximately 5:00 p.m. This two-day format allows for ample time to attend sessions and take care of many of your needs while you are on campus.
The one day program starts with check in from 8-9:15 with the welcome starting at 9:30. The program concludes at approximately 4 p.m.
During ORIENTATION you will be staying in one of the universities' on-campus residence halls. You will be sharing a room with another orientation attendee or two. You should bring the basic things you would take on an overnight trip such as toiletries (soap, shampoo, etc) and an alarm clock. Linens (two towels, one washcloth and sheets) will provided.
Yes. Spending the night on campus is an important part of ORIENTATION. You will have events and activities that run late into the night which will be valuable to your transition to campus.
Yes, parents can opt to stay in conference housing in the residence halls for an additional fee. This can be added during the registration process. Space may limited so make your arrangements as soon as possible. Rooms are similar to student accommodations with linen service and two twin beds. Unlike students, parents will not need to share rooms with other participants. There are also numerous accommodations near the University and in the Reno Area.
Yes, parents and students both check in at the same location.
Yes, you may add parents and guests during the morning check-in period on Day 1.
No. Unlike students, you will not have to share rooms with other participants.
Travel to ORIENTATION is not included. If you have any questions about travel to ORIENTATION, please call the New Student Initiatives Office at (775) 784-4306.
We will running a shuttle from the airport to The Nevada Living Learning Community on Day 1 from 7-9:00 a.m. and from The Nevada Living Learning Community to the airport on Day 2 from 4-6 p.m. Please go to baggage claim and look for staff with the University of Nevada, Reno sign. Reservations are not needed for the shuttle.
Space has been allocated in the Sierra Street Garage (at 1264 N. Sierra Street) and Whalen Garage (on Virginia St.) Complexes. We recommend parking in the Sierra Street Garage as it is closest to Orientation check-in at the Nevada Living Learning Community. A PDF orientation permit will be available on this site one week prior to your ORIENTATION date. Simply print the PDF and place it on your dashboard, so it is visible through the front windshield. The orientation permit allows you to park in any student or unmarked stalls. Parking restrictions such as metered, staff, reserved, handicap, and red zones will be enforced.
We recommend that you begin applying for financial aid opportunities as soon as you make your decision to attend NEVADA. You will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before you will be able to apply for most aid sources. NEVADA's Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships can assist you in your search.
When signing up for your ORIENTATION session, you can arrive a day early if that better suits your travel needs. The room fee for early arrival is $35.00 and will need to be paid prior to arrival. If arriving early by plane, you will need to secure your own transportation to the University.
Bell Limousine and taxi service provides economical service to the greater Reno area. You can make a reservation on one of their airport shuttles for less than $5.00 per person. Please go to their website http://www.bell-limo.com/ or call (775) 323-3727 to get more information or make a reservation.
If you are arriving prior to the scheduled check in day, and have made arrangements to stay in the Residence Halls prior to orientation, please proceed to the Nevada Living Learning Community front desk. The desk attendant can get you checked into your room and you can check into orientation at the regularly schedule time. If you are planning on checking into your room prior to 5:00 pm, please notify us prior, as rooms are usually not ready until later in the afternoon.
Yes, you can stay in your same room, but we need to know that prior to check in. When signing up for your Orientation session, please note that you will be staying an additional night. The room fee for additional night accommodations is $35.00 and would need to be paid prior to arrival. If staying an additional night and traveling by plane, you will need to secure your own transportation to the Airport.
All new students are charged a one-time, non refundable new student fee of $130, which appears on your university bill. Because it appears on your university bill, the fee can be covered using financial aid and is paid for when you pay your tuition and fees. There is no upfront cost for students to attend orientation. This fee pays for the ORIENTATION program and materials, your University Wolf Card (ID), Wolf Pack Planner, Wolf Pack Welcome, and other new student services.
Yes, the New Student Fee applies to all new undergraduate students even if you are unable to attend ORIENTATION. ORIENTATION materials will be made available to you in another format if you are unable to attend. Please contact the New student Initiatives office at (775) 784-4306 if you are unable to attend.
Yes, since the fee is charged on your university bill, financial aid and scholarships may be applied to the fee.
The parent/guest fee is $60 for the first parent and $40 for an additional guest. For parents/guests attending a 1 day transfer program, the fee is $25.
We can issue partial refunds. Please email us at email@example.com with the refund request. Refunds are processed at the end of each month and take several days to be credited to your original account.
When you are attending ORIENTATION, you should prepare to stay for the full program and travel arrangements should be made accordingly. Additional overnight accommodations for a fee for the ORIENTATION program, may be made when registering for the program.